Back in May, when we were at the Ren Faire, Darling Daughter and I saw some headpieces that we really liked. They were done with artificial leaves and flowers and lots of ribbon. Some had feathers too. But they were a bit pricey and I decided that I could probably create some on my own.
I decided I wanted to do one for each season and bought a ton of artificial leaves, flowers, ribbons, feathers, butterflies, birds, and other baubles. I was hoping to get all four done before posting, but it’s taking forever to even get to them! I had finished the fall piece a couple of months ago but couldn’t find the time to get the others done. A few weeks ago I strained the tendon across my right ankle and took a couple of days off work to let it heal a bit and actually had a little time to do my winter piece as well as copy both the fall and winter for Darling Daughter.
Anyway … I thought I’d post some pictures of what I’ve done so far. I’ll post the spring and summer pieces when I get them done.
This is the Fall headpiece I came up with. The ribbons in the back are partly for decoration, but one set allows the piece to be adjustable.
My crappy pics don’t do this justice … it’s really quite stunning in person. I love the black feathers against the fall colored leaves.
And here is the Winter headpiece. Darling Daughter specifically asked that I include poinsettias and pine cones so this one was bit of a collaborative effort.
You can’t really see them in these shots, but there are three tiny candy cane ornaments and four sets of small gold bells held on with ribbons around this piece.
I also decided to make some small wreaths since I had some of the smallish grapevine wreaths on hand. I’ve got that Eater Egg wreath I did a couple of years ago and I recently got a stand to hang it on. Since I decorate my dining room table at the beginning of each season, I thought little wreaths would be a nice addition to that.
Here’s the Fall Wreath:
And the Winter wreath:
This one is currently on my table amongst the candles, pine cones, and sets of Santa and Mrs. Claus. At least I’ve gotten that done. I also got my floral baskets done and the tree is mostly finished … still need to do my mantle. If I’m lucky, I’ll have time to do that later today. For now, it’s long past time to head to bed.
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